A million good moments with coffee

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Collaboration – Sponsored post by SLURP

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I’ve always loved good coffee. And when I say always, I mean probably ever since I was fifteen years old. According to my sisters, that’s pretty late for starting to drink coffee. And in all honesty, I first had my coffee with hot chocolate. I mixed half a cup of hot chocolate with coffee and thought it was the best thing ever.

Now, it sounds pretty disgusting. Why would I do that to my coffee, right? Besides, the chocolate needs to be in a solid form and I want to have a whole bar of it.

My whole family’s been quite into coffee. Coffee was always the one thing, that we didn’t compromise over. Coming from a big family, we couldn’t always afford to have the newest and best things in life – but we always drank good coffee. We could taste the difference between a cheaper coffee brand and something a bit more expensive. Coffee was the one luxury in our every day lives and I can remember a million good moments, sitting around our big table and drinking coffee with my mom and my siblings.

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SLURP – the best coffee subscription delivery

Still to this day I only drink good coffee. I’m a bit of a coffee nerd, you could say. So when I heard about SLURP*, the company that delivers fresh coffee straight to your doorstep, I was intrigued. And now I’ve actually been their customer for a whole year. I’m so happy to be collaborating with them, especially because it’s a Finnish company that works worldwide. So yes, they ship internationally.

I’m so excited about the concept – and I need to tell you all about it! There is also a discount for you at the end of this post.

Sustainable, specialty coffee straight to your doorstep

Basically what you get with SLURP is excellent coffee delivered to your doorstep every 2 or 4 weeks. The slurp coffee bag/envelope is slim enough to fit into a mailbox.

You get to choose everything: how much coffee you need (from 200g to 1kg) and what kind of coffee you want. You can choose light, medium or dark roasted coffee or you can choose a mixture of all of these. You can get the coffee as whole beans or ground, according to your brewing method.

There are 20 Finnish artisan roasters that roast the coffee for you, and it always comes fresh from these roasters. My favorite moment is opening the bag and getting that first sniff of those fresh coffee beans. They smell delicious! Opening a new coffee bag is actually a pretty big deal in our house – whenever Risto does that I drop whatever I’m doing and yell at him: “Wait for me!” And rush to the scene.

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My experience with SLURP coffee subscription

I chose the mixture, so I get both light-roasted and dark-roasted coffee.  I’m a big fan of dark roasted coffee, but I’ve also liked the light-roasted ones so far. As a coffee lover it’s fun to try new flavors every two weeks. As an entrepreneur, it’s also nice to show my support to these smaller artisan roasters. In addition I’m supporting sustainable coffee production, which is also important.

And let’s not forget about how convenient the whole subscription is. The coffee just comes to me.

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Making those coffee moments even more special

Anyone who drinks coffee can probably relate to this: it’s about more than coffee. It’s about taking some time to yourself, or having a social moment. Coffee is a hug in mug. For me, drinking my coffee in the morning is also a ritual. I get ready for the day and for a moment, I’m just relaxing and charging my batteries. I think positive thoughts. I slowly wake up.

Yes, still to this day, I think of coffee as the luxury thing in my every day life. I enjoy my coffee breaks. So for me, SLURP* is the perfect way to make my every day life a bit more luxurious – and those little coffee moments just a bit more special.

I’m anyway buying and drinking coffee, so why not do it sustainably and in a way that brings me joy?

If you would like to try SLURP coffee subscription as well, you can now get -30% off from your first coffee with the code ‘Charlottatakkula’. 

Order your SLURP subscription here*.

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I would love to hear your best coffee moment stories. And have any of you heard of SLURP before?

 

 

 

Amazing second hand style finds

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second hand style

Collaboration – Zadaa

 

I’ve become a pretty good second hand shopper. I’ve found some great items used. Nowadays I even do most of my shopping from second hand. But not from just any store, because I only use Zadaa.

It’s always a bit scary to open up the packages, but nine out of ten the item fits me like a glove and I do a little victory dance. I’ve surprised myself, actually. But it’s not just about luck. Put me in a physical second hand store and I want to run out of there as quickly as I can. Not finding anything.  But from the app?
I got this.

Second hand style –  outfit

I felt like a million bucks in this outfit, which was all second hand style (minus the pants and shoes).

I’ve been searching for a blazer, that would feel classy, but still girly, and this light pink blazer was the perfect choice with its cute ribbon sleeves. I think oversized blazers are quite trendy right now – and you can count me in on riding that trend. And probably even after, because to me style is not about fashion and trends. Besides that, I managed to find a nice cotton t-shirt and two (!) dream bags, that were practically brand new. I’m in love with the bags. The other is perfect for when I need to have half of my life with me (you know, a water bottle, camera, wallet, makeup, more makeup etc) – and the other is the perfect size for the essentials (phone, wallet, keys, a lipstick ). Oh – and I also found a new green jacket for spring.

And if you were wondering about the glasses – I was working in a cafe and I use glasses when I’m working. I need them for reading. I usually don’t take photos with them though, not sure why. I guess I feel like they don’t always go with my looks? And I’m a bit bored with them (having the same glasses for years now). But yeah, I guess I could wear them for photos every now and then. And no, I haven’t forgotten about the makeup post for glass wearers either. Actually this particular makeup look went great with my glasses.

This time I bought everything from Germany and it was just as easy as shopping from Finland. I picked up the package from my nearest post just like normal. The selection in Germany was great with lots of sport brands like Adidas etc. I know buying something a bit more expensive, like a DKNY bag, might be a bit scary, but Zadaa package comes with an insurance up to 10 000 euros.

If you haven’t installed Zadaa yet, go do it now!

 

Do you like to shop second hand?